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1 (Biggers, Earl Derr). Hanke, Ken CHARLIE CHAN AT THE MOVIES: History, Filmography, and Criticism
Jefferson, North Carolina and London: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, (1989). 0899504272 / 9780899504278 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in blue linen with gilt titles to the front cover and spine; without dust jacket, as issued. Octavo. 270 pages; episode guide; and index. 
Delightful and scholarly, this detailed film guide and fascinating historical film chronicle also brags an interview with "Number One Son" actor Keye Luke, and Warner Oland's relatives, and is enhanced with numerous photos, stills and lobby cards. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 (Brooks, Mel). Crick, Robert Alan THE BIG SCREEN COMEDIES OF MEL BROOKS
Jefferson, North Carolina and London: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, (2002). 0786410337 / 9780786410330 First edition, first printing. Royal octavo. Hardcover. Mild soiling to page edges, else fine in slick, laminated, color photo-pictorial boards; no dust jacket, as issued. 263 pages. 
Film-by-film critical study of the irrepressible Mel, from 1968's THE PRODUCERS to 1995's DRACULA: DEAD AND LOVING IT. Appendix of Brooks's other work, bibliography, index. Illustrated. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1941). First edition. Hardcover. Very good: mild staining to page edges, light edgewear, pages age-toned--as expected, lower corners lightly abraded, top edge shows some faint dust soiling; lacking dust jacket. 
The classic early study of the film mecca by the author of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N and THE JOYS OF YIDDISH. This copy is from the personal collection of veteran film actor Jack Carr and bears his SIGNATURE to the front pastedown. Hollywood 100. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 (Chaplin, Charlie). Gehring, Wes D. CHARLIE CHAPLIN: A Bio-Bibliography
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, (1983). 0313232881 / 9780313232886 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in silver-stamped red cloth; no dust jacket, as issued. 227pp, including index. 
Scholarly illustrated biography of the film legend with comprehensive bibliographical essay and checklist, a chapter on Chaplin's enduring influence and the proliferation of his image ("Chaplinitis"), filmography, checklist of musical compositions. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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5 (Charles, Ray). Hackford, Taylor RAY
(Los Angeles): (Universal Studios), (2004). First edition, first printing: paperbound original. Fine in stapled, illustrated wraps. Square quarto (10'' by 10''). 
Promotional film booklet for the film about Ray Charles starring Jamie Foxx. Twenty-eight pages of striking photo-stills on quality color plates are appended with quotes about Ray Charles and about the quality of the film itself. A nice memento. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 (Corman, Roger). Naha, Ed THE FILMS OF ROGER CORMAN: Brillance on a Budget
New York: Arco Publishing, Inc., (1982). 0668053089 / 9780668053082 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, in a color pictorial dust jacket. Quarto. 209 pages; indexed. 
The incredible history of Hollywood's greatest maverick--Roger Corman, the producer and director of low-budget films, many of which are exploitation, and some of which have an established critical reputation. Black-and-white photographs and stills. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 (Corman, Roger). Willemen, Paul; Pirie, David; Will, David; Myles, Linda ROGER CORMAN
[Great Britain]: Edinburgh Film Festival 70/Cinema Magazine, [circa 1971]. First edition: a square trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. A hint of wear to the extremities, else fine; printed on coated stock and perfect-bound with color-illustrated cardstock covers. Generously illustrated with film stills. Filmography; thumbnail biography. 
The "first book to examine the work of Roger Corman in a serious manner" collects five essays on the indie director's "Millennic vision", "Genre and Grammar," "Descent into the Maelstrom," "3 Gangster Films," and "2 Colour Supplement Movies." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8 (Craven, Wes). Robb, Brian J. SCREAMS & NIGHTMARES: The Films of Wes Craven
Woodstock/New York: Overlook Press, (1998). 0879519185 / 9780879519186 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in black boards; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Printed throughout on coated stock; quarto. 191 pages. Illustrated in black-and-white. 
"Through personal interviews, secondary sources, and a wealth of photos, film-idol biographer Robb provides a sometimes worshipful picture of the Ohio-born, Fundamentalist-raised director" of SCREAM and NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 (Day, Clarence, Jr.) Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. LIFE WITH FATHER: And How He Lived
[No place]: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc., (Circa 1947). Movie tie-in promotional booklet. Large format softcover. Fine in textured antique-brick colored wraps with decorative gilt titles and devices to the front cover. 11'' by 8 1/2''. A high quality, staplebound presentation. 
The public's fascination with Clarence Day's fictionalized memoir encouraged Warner Bros. to produce this charming, photographically illustrated 16-page booklet on various aspects of their film adaptation and the real-life basis for the bestselling book. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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10 (Faulkner, William). Fadiman, Regina K. FAULKNER'S INTRUDER IN THE DUST: Novel Into Film
Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, (1978). 0870492144 / 9780870492143 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Remainder spray to upper page edges, else near fine, in clay colored cloth with gilt and black spine stamping; in a mildly age-toned, very very lightly worn, near fine dust jacket. 329 pages, including index. Photo-illustrations. 
Detailed study of the classic adaptation of Faulkner's novel into the MGM film, including the full annotated screenplay by Ben Maddow. Fadiman records the major steps in the process: genesis, studio disagreements, shooting, aftermath. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 (Fleming, Ian). Brosnan, John JAMES BOND IN THE CINEMA
San Diego/London: A.S. Barnes & Co., Inc./The Tantivy Press, (1981). 0498025462 / 9780498025464 Second edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine in red binding with gilt spine lettering; in a near fine illustrated dust jacket. 
Over a hundred stills decorate Brosnan's lively and authoritative text, here updated to include the Bond films made since the book's original 1972 appearance. 309 pages, film credits. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 (Ford, John). Mundy, Talbot OLD UGLY-FACE
New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, Incorporated, 1940. First edition, first printing. The parenthetical (1) appears on the final page of text. Hardcover. Mild tanning to the spine, some age-toning to the cloth and text, top page edges foxed, else very good in teal cloth decorated in gilt; lacking the dust jacket. 
This copy is from the library of Academy Award winning film director John Ford with signature in faint red pencil to the front endpaper. The signature appears to be in another hand. Provenance: Purchased from Dan Ford, the grandson of John Ford. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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13 (Greene, Graham). Phillips, Gene D., S.J. GRAHAM GREENE: The Films of His Fiction
New York and London: Teachers College Press, (1974). 0807723762 / 9780807723760 First paperback edition: a trade paperback original. Studies in Culture & Communications. Trade Paperback. Fine, as-new, in a fine, photo-pictorial wraps. [204] pages; indexed; illustrated. 
Examines the film versions of Greene's work made by the novelist himself and those done by other screenwriters, analyzing those of his lighter fiction, or "entertainments," as well as of his serious novels. Interview with Greene. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 (Hemingway, Ernest). Laurence, Frank M. HEMINGWAY AND THE MOVIES
Jackson: University Press of Mississipi, (1981). 0878051155 / 9780878051151 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 329 pages; notes, appendices, and an index. Illustrated with photos, stills, posters, newspaper ads, etc. 
A study of Hemingway's stories and novels in their Hollywood versions. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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15 (Hepburn, Katherine). Britton, Andrew KATHERINE HEPBURN: Star as Feminist
New York: Continuum, (1995). 082640801X / 9780826408013 First U.S. edition, first printing. Tall octavo. Hardcover. Remainder stripe to lower page edges, else fine, in black boards with gilt spine titling; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. 
In this scholarly study, Britton proposes a feminist reading of Hepburn's films, arguing that her persona raises problems about class, female sexuality, and women's oppression. 256 pages, including index. Illustrated with photographs and film stills. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 (Keaton, Buster). Benayoun, Robert THE LOOK OF BUSTER KEATON
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1982). 0312496958 / 9780312496951 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new photo-pictorial dust jacket. Folio. [207] pages, filmography. 
Oversized, lavishly illustrated tribute to the brilliant, enigmatic silent screen star, with scholarly, incisive essays by noted French film critic Robert Benayoun. More than 300 photographs reproduced in b&w from all stages of Keaton's career. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Jefferson, North Carolina and London: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, (2000). 0786407077 / 9780786407071 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, a new book, in laminated, photo-pictorial boards; no dust jacket, as issued. Large octavo. 214 pages, including index and bibliography. Illustrated with film stills reproduced intext. 
Each literary work by these two premiere purveyors of exotic adventure yarns is summarized and followed by a complete filmography and analysis. Separate sections provide information on adaptations created for the radio, stage, and television. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 (Lewton, Val). Telotte, J.P. DREAMS OF DARKNESS: Fantasy and Films of Val Lewton
Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, (1985). 0252011546 / 9780252011542 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
"An exceptional work of film analysis. Illuminates the shadowy world of Lewton's famous RKO films and provides important new perspectives on the horror film genre."--Richard B. Jewell. 223 pages, indexed. Illustrated. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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19 (Loren, Sophia). Harris, Warren G. SOPHIA LOREN: A Biography
(New York, NY): Simon & Schuster, (1998). 0684802732 / 9780684802732 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
"Screen legend Sophia Loren has led a colorful life, and Harris's presentation of it makes for entertaining reading."--LJ. 399 pages, including index. Illustrated with photographs reproduced on a coated stock insert gallery. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 (Lucas, George). Baxter, John MYTHMAKER: The Life and Work of George Lucas
(New York): Spike/An Avon Book, (1999). 0380978334 / 9780380978335 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A biography based on exclusive interviews with the filmmaker's friends and collaborators. Crown octavo. 450 pages; notes, filmography, and an index. Illustrated with photographs. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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